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IDPA Indoor Nationals with Pro Tip on Shooting USA

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The Shooting USA crew has put together yet another outstanding show from the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals. This episode is jam-packed with competition coverage, an interview with the lovely and talented Katie Pavlich and a tip from yours truly. Stages with multiple moving targets and unique starts can be especially challenging for competitors. […]

Catching Up: #SWIN, #AmazingAmerica & I’m Moving!

Shooting a Pro Tip from "Mike's Blind" at the 2014 Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals.

It has been a crazy couple of months! In February I invited Katie Pavlich of Townhall.com to compete in the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championships in Springfield, MA. For those of you who don’t know Katie, you may have seen her as a frequent contributor on Fox News. She is also the best selling author […]

Blast from the Past – Cleared for #USPSA #SafetyFirst #tbt

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Throwback Thursday: My Start in USPSA This was such a milestone for me! For years I volunteered with my dad at the local clubs in upstate New York. From picking up brass and pasting targets to eventually becoming a certified range officer, I fell in love with the sport. On March 16, 1991 I completed […]

Stage Breakdown Pro Tip TONIGHT on Shooting USA

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It’s an exciting episode of Shooting USA tonight on the Outdoor Channel! Watch coverage from the USPSA Production Nationals, a profile on my Smith & Wesson teammate and Gun Girl Radio co-host Randi Rogers and a shooting pro tip by yours truly! In this tip I use my trusty S&W M&P Pro Series 9mm to […]

Gun Girl Radio – Gun Girls in the Dark, IDPA Indoor Nationals

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This week on Gun Girl Radio is a full recap of the 2014 IDPA Indoor Nationals. One of the largest IDPA matches in the country this match has offerings for shooters, press and companies from all across the county. Tune into Gun Girl Radio as hosts Randi Rogers and Julie Golob share information from the […]

Smith & Wesson® Concludes 17th Annual IDPA Indoor National Championships

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Team Smith & Wesson Members Miculek, Lentz and Rogers Capture Division Titles Smith & Wesson Corp. announced today that after three days of action-filled competition, the 17th Annual International Defensive Pistol (IDPA) Indoor National Championships finished on a high note. Featuring some of the most elaborate stage layouts in IDPA history, this year’s match concluded […]

JulieG Radio 019 – 5 Tips to Help Improve Your IDPA Scores

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One of the fastest growing shooting sports, International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) events feature dynamic, defensive scenarios. IDPA is handgun sport that stresses both speed and accuracy and it can be a challenge for competitors to know how to balance these and other skills. With the competition season kicking off with Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor […]

Looking Back – 10 Favorite Moments of 2013

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What a year! First off, to everyone who follows my shooting and this blog, I so appreciate your support! Even with taking a year off from the competition circuit to welcome a new little one to my family, I feel like I have been able to stay connected to the shooting world and it just […]

Blast from the Past: Dancing in Moscow #TBT

Putting on a show at the 2011 IPSC Moscow Open.

This Throwback Thursday is from December two years ago at the 2011 IPSC Moscow Open held at the Object Range in Russia. It was quite an event from the awesome stages to an elaborate awards ceremony. The Russians sure know how to put on a great competition and after party. Yes, that’s me on the […]

Milestones: Women making a mark in practical shooting in 2013

I had the chance to compete with Maria on her home turf in Russia at the 2011 IPSC Moscow Open. Photo courtesy of the Object Range.

What a year 2013 has been for women in the action shooting sports with two incredible milestones achieved by two different ladies in practical shooting. Jessie Duff announced on Twitter that she reached one of her goals, to make United States Practical Shooting Association (USPSA) Grand Master (GM). I just got some of the best […]

JulieG 018 – 2013 IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals

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Episode 18 of JulieG Radio kicks off with a little catch up, hunting stories from the season and my adventures in venison sausage making before jumping into the main topic, the IDPA Back Up Gun (BUG) National Championships. A premiere event hosted by Smith & Wesson, tune in as I share insight on the competition, my […]

Smith & Wesson® Concludes IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals

Members of Team Smith & Wesson competing at the 2013 IDPA Back Up Gun National Championships. From left to right: Josh Lentz, Julie Golob, Randi Rogers & Jerry Miculek

Inaugural Event Draws Rave Reviews From Competitors and Sponsors Smith & Wesson Corp announced today that with the successful completion of the inaugural International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) Back Up Gun (BUG) Nationals, competitors and sponsors have helped set a new precedent for the future of competitions for concealable firearms. Featuring three days of competition, […]

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